OFFLINE Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

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  • Signature Tribute of the Iconic Blues Pioneer
  • Based on the 1926 L-1 Acoustic
  • AA Sitka Spruce Top with Mahogany Back/Sides
  • Includes Official Gibson Hard Case

OFFLINE Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst


Pay tribute to the most influential blues guitarist of all time. The Robert Johnson L-1 allows you to recreate the sound of the 1926 L-1 acoustic, seen held by Johnson in many iconic pictures. Stunning AA grade Sitka Spruce is paired with Honduran Mahogany, whilst a hand-rolled ebony fingerboard makes this guitar feel played in from day one.

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Guitar History Recreated

The Robert Johnson L-1 is based on the body design of Gibson's legendary L-00 small body. The top is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from Honduran mahogany, giving the Robert Johnson L-1 a combination of tonewoods and features that produce a volume and clarity not expected from such a small guitar, and the rich, warm tone central to Johnson's unforgettable sound.

Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalogue in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with 'the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,' and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Influential Blues Master

Whether you're a fan of Robert Johnson or not, it's likely that he has influenced the music that you enjoy listening to today. Johnson died at just 27 years old, but the recordings of his Delta Blues performances have influenced guitarists across the world for decades since his passing.

Fingerboard Designed for Comfort

The fingerboard of Gibson's Robert Johnson L-1 is constructed from the highest grade ebony on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite.

The L-1's dot inlays, as well as the custom Robert Johnson signature inlay at the end of the fingerboard, are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic's rolled edges are slightly bevelled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the Robert Johnson L-1.

Features & Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Type: Small Body
  • Bracing: 1900s X Bracing
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Back/Side Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Top Wood: AA Sitka Spruce

Neck & Fretboard

  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1.725"
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Number of Frets: 19

Hardware & Accessories

  • Bridge: Rosewood Pyramid
  • Includes: Gibson Hard Case